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Researchers reject Puffin signal change despite public’s support

Researchers have advised against installing farside pedestrian signals at Puffin crossings, despite their work showing such signals are popular with pedestrians.

TRL and consultant Halcrow were commissioned by Transport Scotland and the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation (SCOTS) to trial the use of farside pedestrian signals to complement the standard nearside signals at a Puffin crossing in Edinburgh.

Puffin crossings have progressively replaced Pelican crossings since the 1990s....

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